NOMINATED: Local filmmaker Evan Malcom is a finalist at The International Timelapse Festival in Santa Monica, California.
NOMINATED: Local filmmaker Evan Malcom is a finalist at The International Timelapse Festival in Santa Monica, California.

No lapse of reason in short film

LAPSE of Reason, a short environmental documentary film by Byron Bay based photographer and documentary maker Evan Malcolm, has gone on to become a finalist in the Documentary/Social Commentary category at the international Timelapse Film Festival to be held on August 13 in Santa Monica, California.

Lapse of Reason screened at the Byron Bay Film Festival in 2015, and was selected for Timelapse Film Festival by a panel of judges including Godfrey Reggio, the director of the Qatsi Trilogy: Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi and Naqoyqatsi.

Another of Malcolm's as yet unreleased films, Outlapsed, was also selected for the festival.

It's a significant career milestone for Mr Malcolm.

"It is such a privilege to be recognised by some of my peers in time-lapse and documentary film-making, including Godfrey Reggio who directed 'Koyaanisqatsi', probably the most important film in the evolution of time-lapse film-making" he said.

"To be screened alongside the leading time-lapse film-makers in the world on an international stage is quite frankly, mind blowing".

Lapse of Reason is a non-verbal narrative timelapse documentary showing the fragility and vulnerability of the Australian environment and how mankind's consumeristic ways are taking their toll on it says Evan.

The film includes some local locations such as Byron Bay, the Border ranges and Bald Rock. "I endeavoured to take the viewer on a visual journey through several Australian environments. Some are natural and some are mankind's most awful legacies on planet earth."

View more of Evan Malcolm's work at www.evanmalcolm.com